Thursday, 26 March 2009

Spammers getting smarter and beating GMail

A while ago I used to get a lot of spam, more than 3500 messages per month. Now don’t even get half of that. I doesn’t really matter – Gmail’s spam filter is ace.

Recently I’ve received a number of very similar spam messages that look like this:

The link obviously leads to an advert for the usual stuff.

Most of them go straight to the spam folder, but a large amount hits the inbox. Looks like this might be a challenge for Google – the surely don’t want to blacklist links to their own service.

The problem is that the messages look like a legitimate link that a friend might send you. Spammers are getting more clever, let’s see how Google responds.